August 7–11

This Week in Gear


Briefings : Weekly Rewind By Photo by Tile

Good morning, and welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Gear — your single-shot serving of an entire week’s worth of the best new gear pulled from our weekday editions of Today in Gear. Bookmark it to peruse while you flip through our first-ever Field Guide, and start your Monday completely up to speed. Here’s to another fantastic week.

A Sleek Duffel for Singin’ In the Rain

Rains Water-Resistant Weekend Bag: Rains focuses exclusively on making kick-ass rainwear. (It shows in their name.) Now they’ve got a kick-ass rainproof duffel.

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Technical Polos Are a Thing Now

Mission Workshop G6 Polo: This is not your average polo shirt.

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A Mechanical Pen for People Who Don’t Like Click-y Mechanical Pens

Koh-i-noor Metal Mechanical Pencil: Less of a mechanical pencil, more of a sleek metal sleeve for slipping over lead sticks. Equal parts old-fashioned and modern.

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Show Your Love for the Orange and Black Tribe

The Harley-Davidson Book A beautiful, photo-rich, historical compendium on all things Harley-Davidson, the legendary American company that shaped the world of motorcycles as its known today.

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A Capable, Party-Ready Bluetooth Speaker

Libratone ZIPP MINI: The ZIPP MINI has, like, a gazillion features. The most important: crisp, bass-heavy sound.

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Slice Rope, Open Bottles, Turn Heads

Kershaw Pub Knife: Now that’s an unconventional blade.

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Search and State PJ-1 Packable Expedition Jacket

From the Gear Patrol Store: The PJ-1 is a Hooded Packable Expedition Jacket. The idea to build this garment came from weeks on the Search Brigade and the need for the ultimate packable performance jacket for riding and exploring (that can also be worn off the bike in causal conditions). The P1-J is multi-purpose and performs in all environments, with rich styling details and technical features.

Only YOU Can Prevent Poor Style Choices

Filson X U.S. Forest Service Collection: You really can’t go wrong with U.S. Forest Sevice and Smokey Bear collaborations. Especially when it’s with Filson.

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Don’t Drink 7 Glasses Per Day (You Might Die)

Black Insomnia Coffee Black Hydro Workout Drink: The world’s strongest coffee, now in mineral water form. The “most refreshing caffeinated kick in the face you’ve ever experienced,” as Black Insomnia describes it.

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A Goldilocks-Zone City-to-Mountain Brand

Alchemy Equipment Laminated Wool Jacket: The “city to mountain” trend is on the up and up. Alchemy Equipment is one of those rare brands that are doing it well. (Probably because they’re based in New Zealand.)

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Prints of Your Favorite Classic and Bespoke Cars, for Only $5

10and2 Car Prints: Only five bucks a pop. Might as well buy ’em in bulk.

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Print Ain’t Dead

Fare Issue 1: We pay attention to great independent print magazines. (Represent!) Fare’s first issue, a travelogue in the purest sense of the word, holds a lot of promise.

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Trail-Ready Sandals for Some, City-Ready Style Pieces for Others

Snow Peak x Teva Sandals: Are they ugly? Yes, there’s no denying that. But they’re also iconic, and now they’ve got the full-on lifestyle treatment.

Shinola Runwell Turntable

From the Gear Patrol Store: The Runwell Turntable, designed inside and out for the discriminating audiophile and easy to use by any music enthusiast, features a built-in phono preamplifier and a belt-driven pulley with speeds of 33 1/3 rpm and 45rpm.

Never Lose Your Keys Again

Tile Pro Series: A GPS tracker no bigger than a few postage stamps, now with twice the Bluetooth range and signal loudness.

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From the Brilliant Creative Mind Behind ‘Afghan Girl’

Steve McCurry: Afghanistan: Even if you don’t recognize his name, you’ve likely seen his work. McCurry is among the most revered photographers in history. (Peruse his Instagram and you’ll see why.)

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Do Car Buffs Dream of Topless Jeeps?

1961 Jeep CJ5: Too beautiful for its own good.

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Sometimes, Ordinary Coal Fires Simply Won’t Do

Hub Grill: Perhaps the most advanced rotisserie cooker ever designed.

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Fro-yo? Fro-yeah!

Wim Frozen Yogurt Machine: Frozen yogurt, as quick and easy as a coffee pod machine.

Shinola Bookshelf Speakers

From the Gear Patrol Store: Handcrafted from the ground up by Alex Rosson and the Shinola Audio team, Shinola’s Bookshelf Speakers are optimized for the Runwell Turntable — a perfect pairing.

Not Your Standard Wingtip

Cole Haan 2.ZERØGRAND Stitchlite™ x Staple Design: The lovechild of a traditional wingtip dress shoe and a street smart athletic sneaker.

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A Supreme Luggage Bag, Now In Blue

Tumi Limited-Edition Extended Trip Packing Case: Call it Bluminium.

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Nothing But the Basics

AmazonBasics Electronic Flash for DSLR Cameras: Just when you thought Amazon’s global reign couldn’t spread any farther, they release AmazonBasics. We’re not complaining.

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Put This in Your Gold-Rimmed Tumbler and Drink It

The Balvenie Peat Week (2002 Vintage): Aged 14 years; releases this September.

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Wonderfully Absurd, Absurdly Wonderful Home Audio

Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 50: Like if a Bugatti became a hi-fi speaker.

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Over the River and Through the Woods to Grandmother’s Pub We Go

Danner Syridge Boot: Danner’s natural habitat is the backcountry. But city life is growing on them, and it shows in the Skyridge.

Aer Gym Duffel 2

From the Gear Patrol Store: The Gym Duffel 2 offers spacious, ventilated storage for all your gym gear. The multiple compartments offer smart organization and its refined style keeps you looking sharp before and after your workout.

A Speaker Collab That Just Makes Sense

Kilpsch The Capitol One Special Edition Speaker: No, not the credit card company. Capitol Records, the iconic record company that shaped modern music as we know it.

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Chilly Fall Rain Is Almost Here. Wear This

Club Monaco Mac Jacket: Simple and heritage-inspired, as all stylish raincoats should be.

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The Best Reason to Finally Convert to Cider

CidrBox New York State Cider Subscription: Good craft cider is hard to come by these days. For that, there’s CidrBox, a subscription service that drops a new bottle on your doorstep every month.

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Light Fires and Zap Bad Guys

Power Practical Sparkr Flashlight and Lighter: On one end, an ordinary flashlight; on the other, a plasma lighter.

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Clarks Makes a Lot More Than Just Desert Boots

Clarks Trigenic Evo Sneaker: A subtle upgrade of Clarks’ most forward-thinking shoe.

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A Cosmic Event, Now Up For Auction

1967 International Harvester Scout 800: Call it a comet car. It only appears once every thousand years.

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Aer Duffel Pack 2

From the Gear Patrol Store: The Duffel Pack 2 is a hybrid backpack for the gym and office. It features separate compartments for your gym essentials and work tools to keep you organized throughout the day. Go from the gym to the office and never look out of place.